Hot chocolate is my favorite hot beverage for those cold snowy days! It soothes the spirit and comforts the soul! Not just any bacon caramel hot chocolate will fit the bill! It must be the real deal to soothe the spirit and sway the soul! You can't go wrong with an"Extreme Bacon Caramel Hot Chocolate."
Follow through and I will prove it to you! By the way don't run away too fast, it taste tantalizing without the bacon flavor!
Step 1: Baking Chocolate and Bakers Sugar
Did you know that on the back label of Hershey's Cocoa is a recipe for Baking chocolate? In my opinion it taste much better than the type you buy in the squares. Do you notice that shortening or oil is one of the ingredients to add to the Cocoa powder to make the baking chocolate? When I grew up bacon fat was often used to enhance the flavor of baked goods, especially in pies. Think of it as a southern baker's butter! I made some baking chocolate using the bacon fat and the flavor was surprisingly good. the bitter-sweet complimented the bacon flavor! If you can't get past the idea of using bacon fat use oil or shortening instead, the flavor just might surprise you!
I would like to share another thing with you about "Bakers sugar." Bakers sugar is a finer grain of regular table sugar. It is not as fine as powdered sugar. You can make your own by grinding table sugar using a coffee grinder or possibly a blender if the blender will blend to a fine texture. Sugar is another ingredient added to Hershey's Cocoa to make baking chocolate.
Whole milk is a luxury in my household. After my children grew up and moved away from home, we do not buy fresh milk, because it spoils before we get a chance to drink it all. I have been buying canned milk and using powdered milk for cooking. When I was a child I grew up on whole milk, in fact, my mother always bought raw milk. I have noticed the milk that is sold today does not have the same wonderful flavor that I remember. Occasionally I will have my husband buy a quart of Price's whole milk. It is better in my opinion than other brands. They sell ice-cream that is pretty tasty also. I am sure that organic milk is even better but I rarely buy organic because of the price.